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Grubby Close Tor

One of the unlikeliest of places to find a small tor is beside a quiet, country lane surrounded by fields but that is exactly what we have here. A little way above Beetor Bridge, on the north-east side, there can be spotted from a gate a small rockpile taking shade on the edge of a copse that is a short hop across a field.

Spotted by Max Piper in October 2020, the outcrop is largely overgrown and consumed by brambles, ivy and tangled overhanging trees, all of which thrive in this sheltered combe a stone's throw from the River Bovey. The tor's stature is best appreciated from its base and although accessible is situated on private land so please observe signage if in evidence. There is a sparse scattering of earth-fast boulders beneath the main rock but these are considered a little disappointing.

The name given to the field on Tithe Maps is 'Grubby Close' (plot 887) which seems the most appropriate appellation to assign to this small cluster of granite that, on account of its isolated location, deserves some recognition.

Grubby Close Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 7088 8514
Height:
240m
Parish:
Chagford
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Max Piper
Reference:

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